A new analysis says nearly five-and-a-half million years of life were lost last year due to the coronavirus. The Pew Research Center study is based on data from the CDC. The five-and-a-half million years of life that were lost is about half what cancer causes Americans to lose a year.
CDC data shows the average person who died from COVID lost 14 years of their life. More than 380-thousand Americans died from the virus in 2020.